Hannah Montana 3D Uses Quantel Tech
Friday February 22, 2008
Full article at:Walt Disney Pictures' HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT not only broke box office records when it was released earlier this month, playing to sold out shows across the United States - it also made history.
It was the first live action feature to open in digital 3D, and it was the first film produced using Quantel's Pablo 4K with the Stereoscopic 3D option, Quantel announced Friday.
The film, directed by Bruce Hendricks, was produced very quickly. Shot in St. Louis and Salt Lake City in October, 2007, the concert film was in theaters a mere 11 weeks later.
That allowed Disney to capitalize on the intense interest in the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus live concert tour, which wrapped up its U.S. run just a day before the movie's debut on February 1, 2008.
Completing an ordinary feature film in less than three months would have been a tall order, but, given the daunting technological hurdles, to do so with a 3D movie was an extra challenge.
Color grading and conforming was completed at FotoKem using a pair of Pablo 4Ks, each with the stereoscopic 3D-D option, in DI Theaters set up specifically for 3D work.
An industry leader in both 35mm and 70mm 3D, the facility was the first in Hollywood to acquire Quantel's new stereoscopic technology, which was introduced last September.